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360° Video using 6 GoPro Cameras
7 Apr 2014 - Video Production, Professional Video

Jonas Ginter, a journalist and photographer based in Germany, created this stunning 360° video using 6 GoPro cameras and a custom, 3D-printed mount.

Jonas attached the contraption to his bike and his car, creating what appears to be the world's first spherical panorama video.

LaCie Fuel Meets GoPro Hero
4 Apr 2014 - Apple Solutions, Mac & iOS Apps, Professional Video

With up to 2TB of wireless storage, the LaCie Fuel lets you store 1000+ movies or thousands of photos, songs, and documents, with up to 10 hours of use from one battery charge.

For GoPro users on the move, the LaCie Fuel provides a simple and portable storage solution. Learn how to combine these two innovative products in three easy steps.

Shooting with the Sony PMW-200 in Hostile Environments
1 Apr 2014 - Video Production, Professional Video

The PMW-200 is quickly becoming the camera of choice for filmmakers in areas of conflict. It’s extremely portable and its auto settings when run-and-gun shooting ensures superb image quality whatever the conditions.

Hear more about using the PMW-200 from acclaimed documentary filmmakers Olly Lambert and Jezza Neumann.

Convergent Design Releases ProRes Support for Odyssey7Q
19 Mar 2014 - Video Production, Professional Video

Convergent Design has released the first firmware update for the Odyssey 7Q, which introduces many important new features and improvements. Many users will be excited by the addition of Apple's ProRes HQ 422 codec to the list of supported codes and record modes.

This update also includes the long awaited Sony FS700 update, which adds the ability to record in 4K RAW and convert footage from 4K RAW to HD ProRes HQ.

Canon EOS C100 Feature Upgrade
12 Mar 2014 - Video Production, Professional Video, Photography

Canon Australia has announced plans to offer an optional feature upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera that will support innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus technology, enabling continuous autofocusing with compatible Canon EF lenses.

Eric Kress Lighting Workshop
12 Mar 2014 - Video Production, Audio & Lighting

Eric Kress, the accomplished Danish cinematographer whose credits include The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo (2009), Borgen (2010), and The Killing (2007), recently led a lighting workshop at Gokinema.

During the workshop Eric demonstrated the most common variations of how to light dual close-ups.

Getting Started in Aerial Cinematography with DJI Phantom
8 Feb 2014 - Video Production, Professional Video, Photography

An introduction to flying Unmanned Aerial Systems such as the DJI Phantom with GoPro HERO 3+. It covers the basics of flying for aerial cinematography, and topics like course lock, GPS, home lock, and basic tips and tricks for flying.

Review: Zoom H6 Handheld Recorder
4 Feb 2014 - Video Production, Audio & Lighting

Zoom's H6 audio recorder is an impressive and adaptable piece of equipment. Alex Smith and Stephen Holzman of Holzman & Smith Studios review the H6 for dslrvideoshooter.com.

Installing & Using Magic Lantern for RAW Recording with Canon EOS Cameras
1 Feb 2014 - Video Production, Professional Video, Photography, Post-Production

Magic Lantern is a free software add-on that runs from the SD/CF card and adds a host of new features to Canon EOS cameras that weren't included from the factory by Canon. Most notably, it provides users with the ability to record 14-bit uncompressed RAW video to a CF/SD card.

Vimeo's Top 10 of 2013 + Creator Q&A
28 Jan 2014 - Video Production, Professional Video, Post-Production

Throughout 2013, Vimeo's staff featured just under 1,500 videos in Staff Picks. From that garguantuan list, they've selected 10 videos that represent their Top 10 videos of the year. Riley Hooper, a Vimeo staff member, then interviewed three creators whose work was featured in the Top 10 for a behind-the-scenes look at the production process.